LAFAYETTE (KATC) — The Cajuns need no introduction to ULM junior quarterback Caleb Evans.
As a sophomore, he accounted for 472 yards and 6 touchdowns in a double-overtime win for the Warhawks at Cajun Field. Currently in 2018, he ranks 2nd in the Sun Belt in passing yards and total offense. Any success ULM has had this year starts and ends with Evans.
“Well I think he’s an outstanding player,” said Cajuns head coach Billy Napier. “He runs their system at an outstanding rate. He’s a threat to run the ball. Threat to extend pass plays. You have to contain him in the pocket”
Evans 346 passing yards against Louisiana was the most yards the Cajuns surrendered to a Sun Belt opponent since Arkansas State’s Justice Hansen threw for 393 against them in 2016.
“Last year on defense we weren’t in the right set of mind I would say. This year, we have a new identity. Him playing against us and our mindset of he’s not going to do that again,” said Cajuns Junior Linebacker Jacques Boudreaux. “He can throw the ball and he can also run. It’s hard to say, you want to make him one dimensional. Apply some pressure to him and make him think a little bit.”
Apart of Evans’ success has been the talented duo of Marcus Green and RJ Turner. The two rank in the top 10 in the Sun Belt in receiving. Both guys have been dealing with injury issues. Turner has missed missed the last two games, while Green pulled up with a hamstring injury against Arkansas state Saturday.